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Schouten Takes Ninth In IM, Coan Sets Two Records At ECAC Championships Day One

McKenzie Coan set two American Records in the Paralympic S7 category on Friday.
McKenzie Coan set two American Records in the Paralympic S7 category on Friday.
Feb. 23, 2018

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Emma Schouten had the Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving team's top individual finish on Friday, placing ninth in the women's 200-yard individual medley on the first day of the ECAC Championships at Rutgers University.

Schouten swam a time of 2:08.46 in the morning's preliminaries to qualify tenth, but she came back with a time of 2:06.74 to win the 'B' final and finish ninth.

McKenize Coan set a pair of American Paralympic S7 Category Records during the morning's preliminaries. She took down her own previous standards in the 50-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle, swimming times of 29.24 and 5:50.58, respectively, in the events. Her time in the sprint shaved 39-hundredths of a second off her record, while her distance time knocked more than eight seconds off the mark.

Four Greyhounds relay teams finished eighth overall in the finals.

The women's 200-yard freestyle relay qualified sixth in the morning as Anne Hayburn, Gabrielle Clarkson, Schouten and Megan Dickey clocked a time of 1:38.01. The unit of Christina Napoli, Elizabeth DeGroat, Amy Martinelli and Emily Moyher swam 1:42.13 in the night's final.

In the men's relay, Colin Anderson, Xander Chan, Brendan Kolar and Patrick Clisham were sixth (1:25.78) in the morning's preliminaries, and Ross Caudle, Phillip Jones, Xander Chan and Mike Travis touched the wall in 1:26.83 in the night's final.



Loyola's women's 400-yard medley relay team with Hayburn, Schouten, Emily Koegl and Dickey were third out of the preliminaries with a time of 3:54.21. Hayburn, Morgan Hall, Jaime Knippenberg and Emily Moyher were eighth in the final in 4:06.03.

The men's 400-yard medley relay team of Mark Boran, Jay Venit, Zachary Metzler and Anderson was eighth in the preliminaries 3:28.57, and Anthony Parrinello, Austin Lee, Chan and Travis swam 3:36.38 in the final.

Boran had the No. 27 time in the men's 500-yard freestyle, swimming 4:44.15. Metzler was 33rd in the same event in 4:48.29, and Michael Culbert was 38th in 4:56.11. Ben Amoreno had an exhibition time of 4:43.98 in the race.

Hall was 20th overall in the women's 200-yard individual medley (2:13.55), while Josh Gluck and Austin Lee were 31st (2:01.01) and 35th (2:02.75), respectively, in the men's version of the race. John Sakovich had an exhibition time of 1:56.98 for the Greyhounds.

Dickey was 20th in the women's 50-yard freestyle (24.16), while Moyher was 32nd (24.85) and Devin Cronin took 39th (25.24). Martinelli had a 41st-place time of 25.28, and Brooke Sharkey was two spots back in 25.41. Aly Pacitti tied for 44th in 25.43, and Clarkson tied for 46th (25.45). Grace Huckenpoehler raced to a 52nd-place finish in 25.75, and Napoli was 54th (25.80). DeGroat (59th, 26.09), Knippenberg (60th, 26.27) and Mary Katherine Clark (61st, 26.79) rounded out the Greyhounds' contingent in the event.

Patrick Clisham was the men's top finisher in the 50-yard freestyle, taking 27th in 21.62. Colin Anderson was 39th in 21.83, and Jones was 50th in 22.11. Caudle placed 52nd (22.15), Chan was 53rd (22.19), Conor Rutigliano was 56th (22.29). Brendan Kolar (58th, 22.43), Travis (61st, 22.46), Venit (64th, 22.67), Parrinello (66th, 22.91) and Emilio Layton (67th, 23.14) rounded out the men's entries in the event.




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